Anger is just another human emotion that we all have felt at certain points in our lives. It’s completely healthy and natural to feel angry, just like any other emotion, it is assumed that it important to feel anger. However, anger can be a cause of worry if you start to feel uncontrollable anger and end up harming yourself or others, physically or emotionally. This is when anger management therapy comes into the picture.
What is Anger Management Therapy?
Anger Management Therapy is referred to the treatment and management of anger in people who experience frequent or intense outbursts of uncontrollable anger. It is also recommended for people who are experiencing issues due to underlying problems such as PTSD, substance abuse, people with brain injuries or bullying behavior, and people who going through some other mental health issues.
It becomes imperative to deal with this kind of aggression as it can not only disrupt the peace of mind of the individual who is going through this emotion, but it can also cause damage to the people around them. It could also take a toll on the individual’s mental as well as physical well-being. Needless to say, that this kind of rage can have a negative impact on your immune system and can even cause damage to your heart.
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Self Care for Anger Management
There are a number of ways through which you can practice self-care if you have experienced aggression of extreme levels. Here are some tips that can help manage your anger outbursts:
1. Recognize the Triggers
Through introspection, try and figure out what makes you lash out and what ticks you off. You may notice a pattern, certain triggers or situations that make you feel angry. This will help gather some insight and self-awareness about the root cause of your aggressive reaction.
2. Relaxation Exercises
There a lot many ways to relax and calm yourself down. You could try counting backwards, meditation, mindfulness, going for a walk or breathing exercises to ensure you do not give in to that moment of weakness.
3. Take a Moment to Pause
Pause! Take a step back and take a time out! This will help you relax a little and you’ll be able to evaluate the situation more rationally and objectively than before. Consequently, you’ll feel calmer and will be able to make better decisions.
Try and find humor in the situation. Humor, even in difficult circumstances, will help diffuse the situation and help you feel a little relaxed.
Take a break and do something else entirely instead of thinking or acting on your trigger. Indulge in self-soothing behavior. You could call up a friend, watch a movie or listen to your favourite songs.
Find a way to communicate your feelings and share your triggers with other people. This can help others understand you better as well as improving your relationships.
7. Channel Your Energy Elsewhere
Instead of reacting in rage, you could channel all your anger and frustration into something much more positive for your health. You could maybe go to the gym, go running, jumping, dancing to your favorite tunes, or even express your emotions through art.
8. Problem Solving
Focus on finding the solution of the problem instead of focusing only on the emotion of anger. Try and figure out what to do next and solve the problem at hand.
9. Box of Comfort
Collect a few things that give you comfort in times of distress and put them all in a box. It could be a scented candle, a stress ball, pictures of you and your loved ones ,or anything that brings you a sense of comfort and joy.
10. Seek Professional Help
If you are having trouble getting your anger under control, you could seek help of a mental health professional to help you understand yourself better and equip you with coping strategies to help you effectively deal with your anger issues.
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Mental Health Counseling for Anger Management
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